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Using historic and modern cyanobacteria to identify microbes as sentinels for Arctic environments (148518)
Proposal Status: Closed w/o Conformity Determination
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Dr. Anne Jungblut
Company: Natural History Museum
Start Date: 2017-08-01
End Date: 2017-09-15
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Researcher Drs Jungblut (Natural History Museum, London, UK) and Vincent (Laval University, CEN, Quebec, Canada) will be conducting several field research activities for up to 10 days over the summer and early fall of 2017. Several research activities will be carried in the freshwater lakes and streams such as the measurement of physical and chemical characteristics of the water and collection of cyanobacteria, microbial mats and water samples on day trips to Greiner Watershed from CHARS. The aim of the project is to collect samples that will allow to compare modern cyanobacteria with samples collected on Ellesmere Island by Captain Nares (British Arctic Expedition) in 1875-76 using DNA sequencing. The DNA sequencing will be used to identify genome traits that could be used as indicators for Arctic freshwater ecosystems health and environmental change.
Persons: 2
Days: 10
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List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2352 polygon Scientific research field work, Greiner_Lake_Watershed
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
Other Licensing Requirements
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Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Laptop computer 1 45 cm x 30 cm x 2 cm Data recording
Mobile and satellite phones 3 15 cm x 6 cm x 3 cm Safety and communication
Line of sight walkie-talkies 3 15 cm x 6 cm 3 cm Safety and communication
Handheld pH, conductivitiy and temperature meter 1 20 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm To measure water conditions at sampling sites
Hand held oxygen meter 1 25 cm x 6 cm x 4 cm To measure oxygen concentrations at water sampling sites.
Handheld GPS 2 10 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm To record sampling locations
Photo and film camera 3 20 cm x 8 cm x 10 cm To document water sampling sites
ATV 1 160 cm x 94 cm 91 cm Travel from and to CHARS and field sites
15 ml plastic containers 200 10 cm x 2m x 2 cm To store microbial samples after collection
1 L plastic bottles 10 20 cm x 5 xm 5 cm Water samples will be collected in platic bottles
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 4 20 Liters ATV , refill at Cambridge Bay, no storage at field sites
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 4 20 Liters ATV (refill in Cambridge Bay, no storage at field sites)
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 a total of 0.03 m3 of water will be collected for research purpose only. The water will be collected with plastic containers and returned to CHARS for chemical and DNA analysis Greiner Lake watershed
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The sampling for research will have minimal impact on the environment. No camp or permanent structures will be installed. Access to the sampling sites will be made mostly by hiking and ATV using road and then tundra. Sampling will be carried out using clean equipment and storage containers. The required samples will be kept at a minimum and will be carefully removed to prevent disturbance to the rest of the sampling sites.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 10 kg n/a landfill
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-04-02
Originator: Anne Jungblut
Public Registry ID: 12352
Document Size: 25.95 Kb
Category: Application related document - Generic Review Letter
Recieved: 2017-04-20
Originator: Alana Vigna
Public Registry ID: 12468
Document Size: 156.15 Kb